Mathematics 458 - Numerical Methods(Fall 2019)Lectures: MWF: 2:00-2:50pm in SOS B4 Discussion: Tu, Th 12,1pm in KAP 167. Instructor: Ricardo Mancera Ph.D. Office: KAP 244B Contact Info: [email protected]; (213) 740-2452; Course Website: Office Hours: M,F 4-5pm in Math. Center. Teaching Assistant: Wang Tianyou; Email: [email protected]Text: A first course in numerical methods, Uri M. Ascher, Chen Greif. SIAM, ISBN:978-0-898719-97-0 Important Dates: No class - Monday September 02, Labor Day. - Th, Fr October 17, 18, Fall recess. - Wed-Fr November 27-29, Thanksgiving Recess. Tests: - Midterm. Friday October 11th. - Final project. Tentative: Friday, Dec. 6Other: - Last day to drop the class with a mark of “W”. Friday October 11. - Last day of classes. Friday December 6. Course Content: We’ll select material from the following topics as time permits. A brief introduction to MATLAB. Chapter 1 Numerical Algorithms. Chapter 2 Roundoff Errors. Chapter 3 Nonlinear equations in one variable.